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americans can get it to vote and go through all the processes to follow the laws, what are you telling black people? that somehow they are not able to? they are lesser the man? that is what bothers me about the rhetoric coming from democrats and the left. there has to be a specialness when we deal with minorities because they are too feeble minded. we really need to make concessions for them because they can follow the rules like everybody else. when you treat people like victims, then i don't think they want to aspire. >> the editor and publisher of conservativeblackchick.com, krystle wright, sunday on q&a. president obama and his family took part in the national tree lighting ceremony. the ceremony started with calvin coolidge. here are highlights from the event held at the national mall. ♪ ♪ [applause] >> merry christmas, everybody! >> merry christmas! >> it is great to see you all. happy holidays. happy holidays, mr. president. >> is it time? i think it's time. >> for the big button. >> i hope everybody is ready. [cheering] >> we have to do the countdown. starting with five -- 5, 4,
in the lighting of the capitol christmas tree. colorado law makers from the house and senate took part in the event. this is 30 minutes. >> good evening everyone and welcome to the 48th annual united states capitol christmas tree lighting ceremony. i'm the architect of the capitol and i'm honored to serve as your master of ceremonies tonight as we carry out this wonderful tradition this year. for everyone's safety we ask you stay in your seats until the conclusion of this evening's program. >> every year, i look forward to this event to officially kick off the holiday season here on capitol hill. and even though the weather doesn't feel like it's december 4, nothing says christmas like the playing of festive holiday carols. i would like to extend a special thank you to the united states air force band under the direction of peter foliard and created this great and festive holiday mood. let's give them a hand, ladies and gentlemen. [applause] [applause] >> and behind me stands the u.s. capitol's christmas tree, a majestic 73-foot spruce from colorado's white river national forest. [appl
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